January 31, 2000
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Exchange Program Growing with Universities Nationwide
Joshua Ruminski, National Student Exchange coordinator at UConn, says that number would double or triple the dozen students who are participating this year. About 140 students have so far expressed interest in the program, which has an application deadline of Feb. 14. Now in its third year, the program has grown each year, he says.
Until now the program has been operated through the Division of Extended and Continuing Education. It is being moved to the Study Abroad program, however. The transition is expected to be complete by Aug. 1.
The UConn schools and colleges that participate in the student exchange include liberal arts, family studies and agriculture. An increasing number of students are interested in business programs.
"The most popular destinations are universities in warm-weather places like Southern California, Arizona, and Florida as well as Hawaii and Puerto Rico," Ruminski says. UConn also is becoming a popular exchange school for students from elsewhere. There were four students who came to Storrs in the first year, 20 this year, and Ruminski expects 35 to 40 students to come here next year.
Arrangements to place students at other universities are made at the annual National Student Exchange conference, which will be held in mid-March in